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Over 700 Businesses Registered For Council Contracts By The Deadline

26th January 2010

Council pleased with call on companies to register for Framework Agreement

An open invitation for consultants, contractors and skilled trades businesses to submit an application to work for The Highland Council on contracts with an individual value of up to 25,000 and consultancy work for projects of all values has received a considerable response.

Over 700 (476 contractors and 242 consultants) submitted an application by the deadline of Friday 22 January for the Council's framework agreement which will begin in April 2010 and will last for two years, with the option of a one-year extension.

The Council's Director of Housing and Property Steve Barron wrote to all contractors and consultants who are currently on the Council's maintained list about the new framework agreements being introduced and the Council advertised extensively in the Public Procurement Website www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk , Highland local newspapers, local radio and carried out a poster / information campaign on the Council's website and in Council key public properties.

Mr Barron said: "We are delighted with the response that we have received to our invitation to apply for the Council's Framework Agreement. Over the next few months we will be evaluating the submissions with a view to establishing the contractor panel for works up to 25,000 and also the consultant tender list."

 

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